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Explore Taoyuan Fairyland in Beijing

Off the beaten road in Beijing, the Taoyuan Fairyland makes for a perfect summer retreat for visitors to Beijing. The scenic area is filled with one of a kind natural wonders. A visit to the fairyland takes you to get away from the city scenes, the crowds and the summer heat.

Taoyuan Fairyland

Overview of Taoyuan Fairyland
The national 3A level scenic spot, Taoyuan Fairyland is located in the territory of Northwest Miyun County, 90 kilometers away from Beijing. It can be reached from the 101 national road to Miyun, and then via the Miyun reservoir dam. It is a genus of gneissic granite Gorge Scenic area. Originally a few people tread in this deep canyon. In 1967, 13 meters high, 20 meters long concrete dam was built in the valley, forming a storage capacity of 50000 cubic meters of water. In 1997, local government made full use of the natural landscape rich in resources within the canyon, as a natural scenic spot and open to visitors. The area, with a total length of 8 km, east of Miyun reservoir, west to the Guanfengtai, covers a total area of 16 square kilometers. The whole area is filled with undulating hills, deep valleys, dense forests, Luo Tuofeng, fairy peak, Taoyuan waterfall, a Buddism godness Guanyin Tianchi Lake, turtle shadow and the like. The scenic area is believed to be formed one hundred million years ago. Many of the deep pool, steep waterfall form a unique landscape.

Highlight of Taoyuan Fairyland
Taoyuan Waterfall: The waterfall was formed by the violent movements of Yunmeng Mountains thousands of years ago. During the rainy season, waterfall stretches 66 meters, thundering sound echoing all over canyon. Under the waterfall stands a deep pool with the depth of 3 meters, an area of 200 square meters, called green dragon pond. Along the side of the cliff near Qinglong waterfall there is a ladder, which can take people to experience the waterfall from the side to take in majestic sight.

Shengu Cave: the cave is a water eroded cave, covering an area of nearly 300 square meters. Longquan pool sits above the lake, under the Xishui pool, strange landscape forming a unique waterfall cave.

Outlook Peak Platform: the scenic spot is located in the end on the mountain, 808 meters above sea level, the platform is actually a huge boulder. Outlook peak platform offers panoramic views of Yunmeng Mountains peaks, Miyun reservoir, when the sky is clear.

Overall, Taoyuan Fairyland is well worth a visit while visiting Beijing in summer!